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Perspective | NCSSM’s teaching, learning, and curriculum team offer resources for going virtual

As educational institutions across our state and nation transition to online and alternative course delivery methods, the North Carolina School of Science and Math’s (NCSSM) Distance Education and Extended Programs Division is poised with shareable resources for K-12 teachers and schools.

They call themselves the TLC: Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Team, but to K-12 educators and schools across North Carolina (and our nation) they may soon be known as “The Dream Team.” With the goal of improving student learning through intuitive design, innovative technology, and inspired instruction, the TLC, now more than ever, is providing supports for instructors at NCSSM and beyond in delivering high quality, differentiated instruction in a multitude of delivery models.

As NCSSM moves through an in-house response plan in line with the UNC System plan, the TLC along with the support of the school’s IT staff and other key personnel are operating in an “all hands on deck” mentality. The team is actively drafting just-in-time professional development session offerings, convening groups of tech-savvy faculty members to support their efforts, and engaging faculty and staff in the response efforts.

While schools and districts across North Carolina roll out their own efforts, we thought it valuable to share some of the sites and resources we have pulled together. At NCSSM, we have embraced innovation and creativity in the classroom since our first class started in 1980. The TLC’s Learning Innovations Blog offers a place to share classroom innovations. We encourage all with best practices, learning resources, and more to share to click here.

TLC Website: Keep Teaching — A Guide to Remote Teaching

Learning Innovations Blog: Resources include educator webinar recordings, teaching tools, math and science resources, and cool links to edtech resources and supporting materials.

The Learning Innovations Project webinar series: Playlist of archived webinars from NCSSM’s TLC Team

Teaching with Zoom: Pedagogy and Collaboration and Additional Resources

Other resources recommended by the TLC:

Kendall Hageman-Mays

Kendall Hageman-Mays is the Director of Distance Education and Extended Programs at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. In her role she oversees NCSSM’s Online and Interactive Videoconferencing Programs (IVC), Summer Programs, Enrichments and outreach for the school.